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Feb 4, 2013 8:30am EST
accept today navy flight school. she became the navy's first female helicopter pilot and between 1975 and 1978 she was a plaintiff in a lawsuit that successfully challenged the restriction on women flying and serving at least temporarily aboard noncombat ships. she's remained politically active on behalf of women in the military thought her life -- throughout her life. next to her is colonel martha mcsally. she was one of the first seven women in the air force selected for combat aircraft cockpit when that restriction fell. as an a-10 thunderbolt pilot, she was the first american woman to fly into combat, and she completed multiple deployments associated with operations southern watch, enduring freedom and iraqi freedom. she was the first woman in u.s. history to command a combat aviation unit, and she did so during active combat. in recognition of her leadership and her performance, she received a bronze star and multiple air medals. she's continued to have an illustrious military and now postmilitary career. next to her is karen davis, retired left tent from the canadian forces. i'm
CSPAN
Feb 1, 2013 5:00pm EST
of islands that can be used to basically bought the chinese navy from moving into the western pacific from the east china sea. they have been a source of daily confrontations on the sea and in the air between japan and china. you have to administration, one in china, one in japan. there is a hardening of positions on both sides, there is the usual diplomatic feeling, but i haven't talked to anyone who takes a particularly seriously. and we are one ep three away from potentially a major conflict between japan and china. i think there will be a war? now. on the other hand, the tension the domestic tensions in both countries would not be very easy to solve. either before conflict or after conflict, it is going to lose an enormous amount of credibility and influence in the region. both sides know that, and that is why they are now moving or word to getting much closer to war. the third thing is managing the broader relationship. so i will wrap up my comments here. despite the missteps of china over the last couple of months, it was revealed to be an iron fist in a velvet glove. the territorial
CSPAN
Jan 29, 2013 12:00pm EST
that could be used to, basically, block the chinese navy from moving into the western pacific from the east china sea. they have been a source of daily confrontations on the sea and now in the air between japan and china. you have two new administrations, one in china, one in japan. there is a hardening of positions on both sides. there's the usual diplomatic feelers, but i haven't talked to anyone who takes them particularly seriously. and we are one ep3 incident away from potentially a major conflict between japan and china. now, do i think it would be a war? no. on the other hand, the tensions and the domestic tensions in both countries, i think, mean that this would not be very easy to solve. and whoever backs down either before conflict or after conflict is going to lose an enormous amount of credibility and influence in the region. both sides know that, and that's why they are now moving forward to getting much closer to war. the third thing is managing this broader, broader china relationship. and here's where i'll link it back to what dani said and wrap up my comments. this is the l
CSPAN
Jan 30, 2013 9:00am EST
delivered distinguished service to his country in the navy and the democratic party and the people of this country as the 2004 presidential nominee for the democratic party. he is really a brilliant man. he was a debater at yale and won awards for his skilled oratory. before he graduated college, he was a local critic of the vietnam war. upon graduation, senator kerry volunteered to serve in the united states navy, and serve he did. later he said, "did i it because it was the right thing to do." senator kerry learned the value of service at home. his father was a foreign service officer. his mother a nurse during world war ii. he served two tours as a navy lieutenant in the jungles and rivers in vietnam. he was awarded the silver star for his gallantry, a bronze star for valor also, and three purple hearts. but even after his service in the war, his opposition continued. on april 22, 1971, senator kerry became the first vietnam veteran to testify before congress about the war, when he appeared before the senate foreign relations committee, which was chaired by the famous senator fu
CSPAN
Jan 29, 2013 5:00pm EST
to serve in the united states navy during the vietnam war, john kerry was rewarded the silver star, a bronze star and three purposal hearts. upon returning home, he became a national leader in the fight for justice for veterans who served beside him in vietnam as well as veterans for wars before and since vietnam. he joined with others to found the vietnam veterans of america organization. he has worked hard here in the senate over all these years to secure veterans' benefits for an extension of the g.i. bill of rights for higher education, for appropriate treatment for veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder. as we all know, senator kerry has played a leading role in shaping american foreign policy for many years in his position on the foreign relations committee and as chair of that distinguished committee. as chair of that, he was instrumental in securing passage of the new start treaty, an arms control accord with russia that is helping to reduce the danger of nuclear proliferation. he has served as a trusted special envoy to afghanistan, sudan and pakistan at crucial momen
CSPAN
Feb 4, 2013 12:00pm EST
pasta and the navy makes siti and air force makes lasgna and air force makes mac and cheese. all three are pasta dishes but all are completely different. what we need to go forward, is see how the services implement the changes. would the reports come in on may 15th. what are the units they're asking exceptions for and are their parallels in different services and objections they're raised and different types of things. when we talk about execution that really needs to be where eyes are looking now, really moving away from last wednesday and going forward. >> absolutely. excellent point. michelle, a final comment. i'm sorry, doctor. >> i'm interested in hearing everyone else. i didn't prepare anything in final say. i'm honored and humbled to be sitting at this table and in this room. >> thank you. i would like to thank the panel very much for their participation and very insightful thoughts. it will be a challenging period ahead. certainly a lot to think about as we move forward and for repeal of the combat exclusion policy. thank you very much. [applause] >> we were expecting to bring
CSPAN
Jan 30, 2013 12:00pm EST
and perspectives. we both love the navy. i still do to this day. but i have different feelings from john about a war. for both of us, vietnam was a demarcation point in our lives the way it was for so many of our generation. but here in the senate late one night on a codel -- for people listening who don't know, codel is a trip of senators, congressmen going somewhere in the world -- we were going to kuwait after the first gulf war. and john and i found ourselves on a c-130 sitting opposite each other, neither of us could sle sleep, so we talked. we talked late into the night about our lives and our war. shortly thereafter, george mitchell and bob dole threw us together on a select committee to investigate the fate of americans missing from the war in which we'd fought. it was a tough time, an emotional issue in an era where rambo was a box office smash and "newsweek" magazine cover printed provocative photos which asked whether americans were still alive over there. into that cacaphonous caldron, john mccain and i were thrown together. some were suspicious of both of us. but together we found
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